They were quite popular over here back in the 1990ies.
They came after backpacks and before....backpacks
A backpack is an essential item, wherever you come from, wherever you travel. Where else can you stow the layers of clothing you have to strip off when a cool morning turns into a hot afternoon?
Don't know if this fits into this thread but I can usually tell Brits abroad because of the shoes. Not one type of shoe particularly but I think we have different styles.
It's possible to tell most nationalities apart from they way they dress.
Not big enough, Q, though very smart.
This is mine (mine is a deep orange).
too casual for me ... I love BIG handbags
BTW, I like to buy clothing when I am overseas. It makes be a find of fashionable when I return to USA!
I think this Wendy Kitsteiner needs to get over herself. Doesn't she know that trying to look cool by stereotyping your fellow countrymen on vacation is so over? I mean really. I cannot remember the last time I saw someone in the US with a fanny pack who wasn't a runner. And the picture of the frumpy middle-aged couple as the example? Chubby middle-aged couples tend to look frumpy, regardless of country of origin. It's time for some new material people.